It's Friday! You know what that means: time for another episode of The Mac|Life Show. This week, Robbie and Flo try to get everything straight: what's going on with that iPhone 5 case prototype, and why does Facebook have an iPad app all of a sudden? We'll tell you, but only if you watch the show.
With September fast approaching and the iPhone 5 likely to arrive with it, rumors persist that Apple is working on a smaller, cheaper version of a previous model in an effort to make the price affordable for everyone. Judging from some photos leaked out of Vietnam, it may just be a cheaper version of the current iPhone 4.
Now that Apple has conquered the 11-inch and 13-inch form factor with the MacBook Air, there are rumblings that the company has set its sights on a super-slim 15-inch notebook computer that’s nearing completion -- but it’s not likely to be part of the Air lineup.
As Apple continues to pile on the cash, so do the rumors that surround just what the company intends to do with it. At $76.2 billion in cash and securities, something has to give at some point, right? Two people familiar with the auction of the Hulu online video service have revealed that Apple may be putting some of that cash to use shortly.
New reports indicate that, according to analysts, Apple may be removing the (now) classic white MacBook from its lineup as early as this fall. The white, polycarbonate, unibody MacBook, currently starting at $999, has served as the entry level Mac notebook computer since it was launched in 2006.
If this rumor is true, could the MacBook Air, also starting at $999, hold its own as the entry level Mac notebook?
We know, we know: You’re sick of waiting for OS X Lion and tired of hearing false rumors about its imminent arrival. But bear with us, because Wednesday is looking like a likely day for its release, if rumors of some new visual merchandising at Apple retail stores around the world are to believed.
BGR reports that according to an "incredibly solid source," Apple will apparently launch a lower cost, prepaid iPhone this fall. The handset -- apparently a revamped iPhone 3GS -- will allegedly sell for $350 without a contract. The source also claims that the handset should release by the end of the summer.
Apple has had a tough time keeping up with insatiable demand for the iPad 2 since its went on sale in the U.S. March 11, but last week the dark clouds parted and let some tablet sunshine come through, with shipping times reduced to three to five days -- and now they’ve shrunk yet again.
It’s widely believed that Apple will push out a refreshed MacBook Air this month, bringing Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt and possibly high-speed flash memory to the slim laptop with OS X Lion preinstalled. But the company may have one more surprise in store, with the return of the backlit keyboard.